Innovations in green energy are bursting forth as countries around the world seek out sustainable alternatives to oil and coal. 2010 was ripe with a bounty of products, discoveries and ideas, and the year shone especially bright when it came to breakthroughs in solar and wind energy. From next-gen turbines capable of tripling energy production, to discoveries that reduce the costs of solar cell manufacturing, to affordable wind turbines geared towards the everyday consumer, read ahead for the big stories that captured the headlines and your page views this year – and don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

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